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Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Officer

Apply Before: Mar 30, 2023

Job Detail

  • Location:
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Contract (Fixed Term)
  • Career Level:
    Senior Management
  • Positions:
  • Experience:
    5 - 10 Years
  • Education:
  • Profession:
    Environmental / Occupational Health and Hygiene
  • Industry:
    Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
  • Remuneration (Net):
  • Date Posted:
    Jan 11, 2023

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

HSE officer is responsible for promoting and maintaining the health and safety management system and H&S culture within the company and ensure that everyone in the company follows HSE policies under the law as well as the acceptable standards. The prime duties including but not limited to:

Advise, support and coordinate with HBU, managers and employees at all levels to fulfill their legal, moral, ethical and organizational obligations pertaining to health, safety and environment such as:

  1. Making sure that the BU & SP supports safe working practices and complies with the HSE laws and other HSE standards.
  2. Identifying workplace health, safety and environmental hazards, developing suitable and effective plans/strategies to economically reduce the risk to people, environment and property to an acceptable level.
  3. Periodically consulting internal stakeholders (such as SHEREPs, Trade Unions, employees, service providers, contract employees etc.,) with respect to their occupational health and safety matters. HSE officer shall be the secretary of the Occupational Health and Safety committee to catalyze and ensure the fair HSE consultation process through quarterly meetings done in suitable, smooth and effective manner.
  4. Allocating time and resources, preparing HSE budget taking in to account the CAPEX, OPEX, consumables, revenue, potential emergencies, HSE Trainings, legal costs and upcoming HSE programs/initiatives etc.
  5. Adopting necessary HSE polices as well as adaptation to the internal, national and international HSE standards and implementing them effectively at the workplace.
  6. Conducting suitable and sufficient risk assessments in their respective areas to list all the foreseeable risks and possible ways to reduce the risk to ALARP. Help figuring out Risk profile, significance and prioritization.
  7. Identifying the potential emergency scenarios and develop suitable response plans including the identification of emergency equipment, procurement, training, practice for minimizing the loss.
  8. Decision making of purchasing, procuring, installing or utilizing services of any service provider or safety equipment, fire equipment or environmental monitoring equipment.
  9. Investigating the accidents and incidents including near misses to find out the root cause, devise action plan to prevent recurrence.
  10. Fulfilling the HSE legal requirements as well as the Audit recommendations that are related to HSE.

Set up HSE operational procedures & systems and review them periodically in consultation/ in coordination with Group HSE Manager:
  1. Incident investigation procedure
  2. Risk assessment procedure
  3. HSE Internal Training System
  4. Hazard reporting procedure
  5. Permit to Work System
  6. Emergency Response procedure
  7. HSE Internal Budget
  8. Constitution of Occupational Health and Safety committee
  9. Tool box talk procedure & topics
  10. Any other procedure / internal standard as instructed from time to time

An HSE officer is expected to carrying the following tasks in his day-to-day operation:
  1. Understand the KPIs assigned to him and strive to achieve them positively.
  2. Fully comply with the site PPE rules, inculcate/promote the behavioral change/improvement through leading by example.
  3. Keep up to date with HSE legislation and relevant standards that will affect the company.
  4. Taking daily rounds of the site conducting safety intervention upon observing the unsafe act/behaviors.
  5. Coordinate and ensure that the supervisors conduct TBT before every start of the shift/activity/handover.
  6. Be a part of the Risk assessment team to assess the risks of specific activities carried out at the site, record and communicate the risk assessment to relevant personnel.
  7. Prepare specific checklists and regularly inspect the work area as per the checklists to ensure that legal requirements, company policies, fire requirements, internal safety standards and procedures are implemented, followed at all levels as well as to identify new / potential hazards, unsafe acts, conditions and behaviors that might go unnoticed.
  8. Document reports of every inspection and submit the findings to HBU regularly and discuss them in the informal or OHS committee meetings.
  9. Review the effectiveness of various control measures put in place and suggest improvements.
  10. Periodically conduct/organize specific internal audits to identify conformities, non- conformities and opportunities for improvement.
  11. Prepare and submit HSE reports as prescribed by the law, license/certificate/permit conditions within the timeframe to the enforcement authorities upon approval of HBU. For example, Reportable accidents as prescribed under Occupational Health and Safety Act 2003 etc.
  12. Ensure the certificates/permits/licenses relevant to HSE are valid.
  13. Prepare an HSE Training Calendar and Conduct in-house HSE trainings for managers and employees to disseminate the current and relevant information / instructions to the employees at all levels.
  14. Be a part of the team to investigate incidents, near misses, accidents, unsafe acts and conditions. Record and analyze all workplace accidents and incidents including near miss for statistical purposes.
  15. Generate a monthly performance report of HSE in accepted format and report to Group HSE Manager before 5th of every month.
  16. Help the management to deal with external audits, statutory inspections, penalty, notices & external HSE campaigns etc.
  17. Coordinate with HBU to comply with the requirements of statutory trainings, statutory medical examinations & statutory audits etc.
  18. Help to ensure that all the equipment (Process, safety, fire, emergency, transportation, measuring or any other) at the BU is procured, transported, stored, handled, installed and operated safely.
  19. Fulfil any other tasks that are delegated from time-to-time by the Group HSE Manager or by HBU under the scope of his HSE duties as prescribed by the law.


Company Overview

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

MeTL Group is a leading economic force in Tanzania with major investments and successful operating companies in key business sectors. The Group employs more than 24,000 people across the country, in areas as diverse as trading, agriculture, manufa... Read More

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